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bedazzle

[bih-daz-uh l] /bɪˈdæz əl/
verb (used with object), bedazzled, bedazzling.
1.
to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings:
Audiences were bedazzled by her charm.
2.
to dazzle so as to blind or confuse:
The glare of the headlights bedazzled him.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; be- + dazzle
Related forms
bedazzlement, noun
bedazzlingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. dazzle, astound, overwhelm, flabbergast, enchant, captivate. 2. daze, bewilder, disconcert, blind, befuddle, fluster.
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British Dictionary definitions for bedazzle

bedazzle

/bɪˈdæzəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
Derived Forms
bedazzlement, noun
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Word Origin and History for bedazzle
v.

1590s, from be- + dazzle (v.). Related: Bedazzled; bedazzling.

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